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The Peak - The Seder has been moved to Ner Tamid

The Peak
For the week of April 7th- April 13th, 2017
11 Nissan - 17 Nissan, 5777

Our Seder

Passover begins Monday, April 10th.  Here is the Rabbinical Assembly Pesach Guide for 5777.  You can also check out our Home Page to enjoy a Passover video.


A message from Rabbi Caine:


"On Tuesday night April 11th, it is customary to hold a "Second Passover Seder."  Because the weather seems as though it's going be on the chilly side, we've moved it to Ner Tamid.  it will still be very Rav Nadav style, for members of Ner Tamid who want to come.  It won't be your typical seder!  It'll be my home cooked vegetarian fare, and instead of reading through the Haggadah, I'm going to jam the story of our exodus!  It's doing to be a musical experience, where I'm going to customize the seder using guitar and lyrics, very much like we do our special musical shabbats.  I'm going to pick around 7 or 8 songs that I love and I'm going to WRITE CUSTOMIZED LYRICS for the songs that reflect each stage of the seder. I'd love it if you could join us." 


Please note: the seder will start at 6pm.


The cost is $18 per person, adults and children, and you can sign up on the front page of our website. Children are welcome if they can stay at the seder table and participate.  We look forward to breaking matzo with you!

This Week's Services

Friday, April 7th -Rabbi Caine's Passover Experience for Children 2-8 from 5-6pm. 

Rabbi's Passover Experience and Family Shabbat and Model Seder at 6:30pm.  Interested siblings and 4th and 5th also welcome. 6th and 7th graders will be trained by Rabbi to be helpers and Egyptians. There's room for all.


Saturday, April 8th - 9:30

Parasha Tzav: Leviticus 6:1 - 8:36


Sunday, April 9th-9:15am  Minyan in the Library


Monday, April 10th-Siyum, the Fast of the First Born - 7:15am


Tuesday, April 11th - Passover Service at 9:30, Yizkor about 11am in the Library


Torah Study  will not meet April 9th, 16th or 23rd.



It Takes a Village

Sometimes we have things we need specific help with: the kitchen, preparing for a holiday, reorganizing storage.


And sometimes, we don't know what we need is what you have to offer. Confusing? Here are a few examples: Gigi Cohen is a wiz with our Facebook page.  Gerry Weitz has come forward to help with the website. Alex Mandel is working on another movie night.  What can you contribute?  Talk to a board member, the Rabbi or call the office.  THANKS!


To any members that have an outstanding balance: The first week of April you will receive an email titled "April Statement." Please review it for accuracy and contact immediately if there is a discrepancy.


With many thanks

From Jan and Gerry Burke on behalf of honorees Rafi and Shuly Rokach for the Gala, and Rae Harvey as our Woman of Valor, plus a Happy Birthday to Eliyahou Hardoon


From Roz Weisberg in honor of the yahrzeit of Anna Teplick

A special exhibition of the art of
Arthur Lavine

“Street Photography Around the World” debuted Wednesday and will remain on display through April 3 at Gallery 21 in Balboa Park’s Spanish Village, 1770 Village Place. The exhibit featuring around 50 photos taken by the late Arthur Lavine of Rancho Bernardo and Dana Levine of La Jolla can be seen daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.


If anyone has an extra mahjong set, we'd love to keep it in the library so we know no matter who shows up there will be a mahjong set on hand for our mahjong games.  If you'd like to join, mahjong meets Wednesday nights at 7pm in the library and all levels of skill are welcome.


Also, one of our members has two twin sized foam mattresses available.  If you are interested, please email


Attention, parents of 22-26 year olds:  Birthright is looking for your kids for a FREE 10 day trip to Israel.  Go to to register.


San Diego Jewish Food Festival

Delicious food for everyone at the San Diego Jewish Food Festival, Sunday, May 7th, 11am - 6pm, at Temple Adat Shalom.   An enlarged Kosher grill for flank steak sandwiches, Hebrew National Hot dogs and sliders, plus a vegetarian menu.  There will be Israeli dancing instruction and a wine and beer garden featuring Israeli and Kosher wines.  Tickets are $20, and if you buy them online before April 8th you get a 25% discount.  

Around San Diego

Temple Adat Shalom invites you to a Yom HaShoah lecture and discussion with Professor Deborah Hertz on Wednesday, April 9th at 7pm.  The topic is The Roosevelts and the U.S. State Department Debate the Fate of Jewish Refugees.  Then on Sunday, April 30th at 2pm, Dr. Oded Brosh will be lecturing on his publication “Iran in 2025: Four Scenarios.  Both lectures are free.


San Diego has its own Jewish History exhibit - “Celebrate San Diego! The History & Heritage of San Diego’s Jewish Community,” at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park.  You can also attend Art & Heritage, Three San Diego Jewish Artists: Baranceanu, Braun & Sternberg.  It explores the artwork, lives, and Jewish heritage of three historically-important San Diego artists: Belle Baranceanu, Maurice Braun, and Harry Sternberg. And still a third exhibit: Making Matzo Memories: Passover Stories, songs and activities will be held April 9th from 11-4 and it's free!


Lifecycle events

Birthdays: Marlene Greenstein-4/7, Ruth Licht-4/9, Parker Goodman-4/11, Talia Schauder-4/12, Howard Powell-4/13, Charles Shapiro-4/13, Charles Riemer-4/13, 

Yahrzeits: Edwin Allen Sigel, father of Jerry Sigel, Maurice Rabinowitz, father of Alan Rabinowitz, Max Frank, brother of Jack Frank

Refuah Shleimah: Patty Thomas, Josh Burns, April Stokes, Michah Ilan ben Kalanit Sarah, Devorah bat Elishava, Jo Rundio, Sura Elka bas Chaiaka, Ze'ev ben Avner v' Shoshanna, Chaim Meir ben Eliyahu v'chava, Nechama Ita bat Zlata Chaya, Gary Philips, Levi Yitzchak ben Chaim Meir, Lynn Goodman, Addison Barrios, Sara Picard, Leon Lazarus (Leon ben Soreh Leah), Cal Hecht, Maureen Kahn, Gloria Goldstein, Linda Leiter, Arthur Oberman, Christina bat Norma, Len Goldberg, Chaim Zeleg Ha-Levi ben Shayna, Mindy Tenen's son, Jeffrey, Mitchell Freedman,Leonard Greenberg, Jarrod ben Maxine, Harold Fisher, Maryann Klein, Thelma Press, Marsha Alper, Rina Chaya bat Ilana v' Chaim Meir, Alexander Zanoni

We continue to remember:  Jim Freedman, Gerald Gilberg, Arthur Lavine, Evelyn Gabai, Yossi Harari, Andrea Ohman, Estelle Isaacson, Gerald Greenfield, A. Bernard Rapaport, Emil Yassy, Mary Powell, Evelyn Grossman, Lorraine Blostein, Larry Cooperman, Gale Kloeffler, Lidia Ribak

Ner Tamid Synagogue

Rabbi Nadav Caine

Administrative Director Gina Caplan

Sam S. Bloom Principal Becky Henning



12348 Casa Avenida
Poway, CA 92064


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